JONESBORO -- James Darnell Smith of Jonesboro passed away July 3, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 72. Mr. Smith was born in St. Louis to Lula and James Smith, Sr. He was a plant supervisor at Contico and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents; one son James Darnell Smith III; and two brothers Paul Smith and John Smith. He is survived by one daughter Debra Smith of Gary, Ind.; one son Alexander (Renee) Smith of Kokomo, Ind.; one step son Sammy (Barbara) Jones of Marion; one sister LaVeria Brown of St. Louis; nine grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 11 at the Wilson Funeral Home in Tyronza followed by burial in Riverview Cemetery in Marked Tree.